Location: Vancouver, BC

Reporting directly to the President & Vice Chancellor, the Executive Director,
Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs (Executive Director) will provide
dynamic and thoughtful leadership to ECU’s communications strategy, which
includes public relations, internal communications, issues management, strategic
marketing, brand and reputation management, government relations and
community engagement. The Executive Director will foster a collaborative team
who are clear about their role in supporting the University’s goals and academic
priorities. As a key member of the President’s Executive Committee and senior
leadership team, the Executive Director will provide strategic counsel in all areas of
the portfolio to enhance ECU’s national and international reputation and effectively
communicate the university’s values, ambitions and successes to internal and
external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate is a gifted relationship builder, communicator and strategist
who has demonstrated excellence in building deep, authentic interactions with
a multitude of internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Director will be
effective at working across all aspects of an organization and be a trusted advisor
to the President & Vice Chancellor and the senior leadership team. Bringing years
of strategic communications expertise within a multi-layered, diverse and complex
organization, the ideal candidate will be known for their vision, strong leadership,
and ability to pull people together to focus on a common objective, while creating
alignment to the mission of ECU through a shared ownership model. Proven ability
in translating communications and marketing concepts in a collaborative manner
is mandatory, along with seasoned leadership skills, foresight and the highest of
professional ethics. An effective advocate for the institution, the incumbent will
build and maintain strong relationships both within and outside of the university,
fostering connections in media, government, community organizations and the
cultural sector.

If this is the next step in your professional career, please visit our website and submit
your application to Shelina Esmail and Jennifer Madden at www.pfmsearch.com

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